FIREWORKS SHOWS SET FOR LANDERS, YUCCA VALLEY, AND TWENTYNINE PALMS

Third of July festivities are planned today at Homestead Valley Park in Landers. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy tasty food, beer and margaritas; stroll among the vendors and displays, and move to music by the Big Fat Steve Band and Henry Fencepost. Following a presentation by the Marine

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HIGHWAY WORK TO CONTINUE ON STATE ROUTE 62

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 62 (SR-62) in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. Lanes in both directions will be closed from

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PERSEID METEOR SHOWER PARTY SET FOR THE INTEGRATRON

Even though the event is more than a month off, you should get your tickets right now for a unique fund-raiser for the Mojave Desert Land Trust. Managing Editor Tami Roleff invites you to view the Perseid meteor shower at the Integratron… Join the Mojave Desert Land Trust for the

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT

The National Weather service has extended its excessive heat warning though 11 p.m. Thursday night. The warning calls for record to near-record high temperatures through Tuesday evening. Residents are urged to stay cool, and hydrated. Designated cooling centers are the Yucca Valley Community Center. The Twentynine Palms Senior Center; in

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TRAVEL TRAILER FIRE IN MORONGO VALLEY SUNDAY EVENING

A fifth-wheel travel trailer is a complete loss after a fire Sunday evening. About 6:30, Yucca Valley firefighters responded to a fire north of Highway 62 at Scholl Drive, between Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley. The blaze was well involved when they arrived, but fire fighters were able to knock

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PLANE LANDS WITH NO LANDING GEAR AT TWENTYNINE PALMS AIRPORT SUNDAY

A small two-seater airplane landed on its belly at the Twentynine Palms airport Sunday morning. About 9:45 a.m., the pilot, identified only as a Twentynine Palms resident, was landing at the airport when the landing gear—which the pilot said was locked in place—snapped back, causing the plane to land on

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS CAST

A new local live theatre venue opens its first show next weekend. Reporter Diana Jones lists the cast of “Steel Magnolias”… The area’s newest theatre group, The St. Joseph’s Players in Yucca Valley, will present “Steel Magnolias” as their premier production. Opening July 5th and running weekends throughout the month

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REP. COOK TO HOST WOMEN OF DISTINCTION EVENT

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) will host the first annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony on August 23 to honor women from his district. Rep. Cook is asking residents of his district to nominate deserving women who have given back to their communities. Nominations will be accepted until July 19

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SIX ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

An artists’ residency program is about to start in Joshua Tree. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says you’ll be able to view its results later this summer… Six artists have been accepted for the seventh annual Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency. JTHAR, adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park, is a six-week

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COLLEGE BASE PROGRAMS CLOSED JULY 1-3

Copper Mountain College’s Base Programs office will be closed from July 1 through July 3 to move its office into a new facility. If you have any questions during the closure, call the Marine Base at 760-830-6133 or the Main Campus at 760-366-3791.

FIREWOOD IN JTNP

For many people, camping isn’t camping without a campfire. Ranger Pam Tripp advises how to enjoy the experience responsibly… Whenever camping, one of the main events of a good camping trip is the campfire. There is nothing like the smell of campfire smoke when enjoying the outdoors and cool evening.

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HIGHWAY PAVING CONTINUES

A project to rehabilitate the pavement on State Route 62 (SR-62) in Yucca Valley to Twentynine Palms from Yucca Mesa Road to Bermuda Avenue continues this week with lane closures. The project will grind the existing roadway and replace with new asphalt. Lanes in both directions will be closed from

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YV SUMMER CONCERTS START TONIGHT

No matter how hot the day is, it always seem to cool off on the grass at the Yucca Valley summer concerts. Reporter Taylor Thacker says, come on out tonight… The 19th annual Summer Music Festival is kicking off the summer with great performances by well-known bands from many different

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DON’T WALK DOGS ON HOT PAVEMENT

Don’t forget about taking care of your pets during this excessive heat warning. Pets are unable to cool down their bodies as humans can. Make sure they have plenty of fresh clean water every day and that the water container is stable to avoid tipping over. If traveling or leaving

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ESCAPED BURGLARY SUSPECT RECAPTURED

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday after a massive manhunt in Twentynine Palms involving Sheriff deputies and a helicopter. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a man called 911 about 11 a.m. to report that someone was inside his vacation home in the 600 block of Bluegrass Avenue, near

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TAKE EXTREME HEAT PRECAUTIONS THIS WEEKEND

An excessive heat warning has been issued with record to near record high temperatures predicted to range from 111 to 115 degrees here in our Morongo basin through Monday night. Residents are urged to stay cool, and hydrated. To keep cool, stay in air-conditioned buildings and limit outdoor activities, especially

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SHERIFFS PURSUE HANDCUFFED MAN FOR SEVEN HOURS

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday after a massive manhunt in Twentynine Palms involving Sheriff deputies and a helicopter. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Rick Millard, a man called 911 about 11 a.m. to report that someone was inside his vacation home in the 600 block of Bluegrass Avenue, near

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FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL, FINES START AT $1,250

While you are planning your family get together for the Independence Day celebration, remember all fireworks, including the so-called safe and sane type, are strictly prohibited in this county. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds you the cost of illegal fireworks can be high…… Many people have fond memories of celebrating

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YUCCA VALLEY SUMMER CONCERTS START TOMORROW

The Town of Yucca Valley’s Summer Music Festival begins tomorrow evening with the blues sensation, Lightnin’ Willie and the Poor Boys. Gates open at 6 p.m. at the Yucca Valley Community Center ball field and the concert will start at 7:00 p.m. With guest host, Councilman George Huntington. Z107.7 radio

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EXTREME HEAT THIS WEEKEND, PROTECT YOURSELF, FAMILY AND PETS

An excessive heat warning has been issued with record to near record high temperatures predicted to range from 111 to 115 here in our Morongo basin through Monday night. Residents are urged to stay cool, and hydrated. To keep cool, stay in air-conditioned buildings and limit outdoor activities, especially midday

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